Free brew and punk rock: What could go wrong in Sacto?

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Papa Murphy’s Park will be filled with 6,000 fans fueled by free beer and punk bands from the 1990s.
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Combining an afternoon of all you can drink craft beer with the cream of the early-2000’s pop punk crop, the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival is swinging back through Sacramento’s Papa Murphy’s Stadium for the 2019 edition on Saturday, Oct. 19.

This year NOFX headlines the festival. No strangers to finding the fine line where comedy, taboo and sheer offensiveness meet, the band is back together after some time apart during which singer Fat Mike put out the wrenching Cokie The Clown record.

Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival with NOFX, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Vandals, Reel Big Fish, Teenage Bottlerocket – Saturday, Oct. 19 at Papa Murphy’s Park, Sacramento

The band is bringing Massachusetts’ ska heavy hitters, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Southern California’s 80s punks The Vandals, third-wave ska band Reel Big Fish, with new-school punks Teenage Bottlerocket.

For those unfamiliar with Punk In Drublic’s craft beer portion, everyone of age is given a plastic snifter upon entry, and can line up to have those glasses filled at any of the craft brewery tents in the center of the stadium as many times as they’d like until 4 p.m., when the music kicks off.

The tour rolls through once a year, and the combination of fun lineups with free beer usually makes it an epic afternoon. The show is 21 and older. VIP packages (which include early entry to the beer tastings and playing badminton with band members) are also available.

Full information can be found on the Punk In Drublic website,

— Shaun Astor

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Punk In Drublic is the creation of NOFX’s Fat Mike.
Shaun Astor / Tahoe Onstage

About Shaun Astor

Shaun Astor cites pop music singers and social deviants as being among his strongest influences. His vices include vegan baking, riding a bicycle unreasonable distances and fixating on places and ideas that make up the subject of the sentence, "But that’s impossible…" He splits his time between Reno and a hammock perched from ghost town building foundations. Check out his work at

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